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Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame

NEW YORK (AP) - A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

NEW YORK (AP) - Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along with the practice of offering discounted phones for $100 or $200.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster

DENVER (AP) - The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Novavax: Early study indicates its vaccine effective vs. RSV

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Early research in older adults found an experimental vaccine prevented nearly two-thirds of serious cases of a common, seasonal respiratory virus that annually kills thousands of vulnerable Americans - babies and senior citizens.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


Strep’s evolution may provide clues for making a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) - The same bacteria that cause simple strep throat sometimes trigger bloodstream or even flesh-eating infections instead, and over the years, dangerous cases have increased. Now researchers have uncovered how some strains of this bug evolved to become more aggressive.

August 10, 2015 | | Nation


35 years served without conviction, man gets new trial

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) - For more than 35 years, a Texas man has been in a prison even though an appeals court threw out his conviction on a 1976 murder charge that initially had him on death row.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Push for higher minimum wage ignites worry about enforcement

NEW YORK (AP) - As a campaign to raise the minimum wage as high as $15 has achieved victories in such places as Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, it has bumped up against a harsh reality: Plenty of scofflaw businesses don't pay the legal minimum now and probably won't pay the new, higher wages either.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Juvenile court decision due in Slender Man stabbing case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A pivotal decision is due this week in the case of two 13-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please online horror character Slender Man - keep them in adult court or move them into the juvenile system.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Catholics wrestle with teachings as gay employees dismissed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis refined his vision for the church last week when he said long-spurned divorced and remarried Catholics should be welcomed with "open doors." And he has famously parsed centuries of thought on homosexuality into a five-word quip: "Who am I to judge?"

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Minutes of silence, march year later in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - One year after the shooting that cast greater scrutiny on how police interact with black communities, the father of slain 18-year-old Michael Brown led a march in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday after a crowd of hundreds observed 4½ minutes of silence.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Man who killed 8 had a dispute with woman victim

HOUSTON (AP) - A family of six children and two parents were fatally shot in the head at a Houston home by a man with a violent criminal history who had previously been in a contentious relationship with the mother, authorities said Sunday.

August 09, 2015 | | Nation


Holmes will spend life behind bars

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Twelve jurors failed to agree on a death sentence for Colorado theater shooter James Holmes on Friday, prompting shocked sobs from victims, police officers and his own mother. The former neuroscience graduate student will instead spend the rest of his life in prison for mass murder.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Police: Mom who lost custody kills servicex worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - A mother who was upset about losing custody of her child fatally shot a Department for Children and Families worker on Friday, state authorities said.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


Sheriff: French pair who died in US desert likely saved son

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) - A French couple who died during an afternoon hike across the searing New Mexico desert likely saved their 9-year-old son by giving him two sips of water for each one they took before the supply ran out, a sheriff said Friday.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


East Texas man guilty of assault; judges gives him life in matrimony

TYLER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend has been sentenced to life - in matrimony.

August 07, 2015 | | Nation


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Driver struck and killed by metal nut

MENLO PARK . (AP) - An elderly driver was struck in the neck and killed by a large metal nut as he drove on a busy Northern ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation


Cal-Berkeley suspends course amid Jewish groups’ complaints

BERKELEY . (AP) - The University of California at Berkeley has suspended a course amid accusations it shared anti-Semitic viewpoints and was designed to indoctrinate students against ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation


Diverse America divided on flag, anthem, other symbols

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The oldest Latino civil rights group in the United States opens every meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, a tradition resulting from ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation


A shrinking Army aims to keep citizen-soldiers combat ready

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - Before citizen-soldiers of the 48th Infantry Brigade deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Georgia National Guard troops spent months ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation


Reversing course, Trump admits Obama was born in the USA

WASHINGTON (AP) - After five years as the chief promoter of a lie about Barack Obama's birthplace, Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Friday and acknowledged ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation


Daredevil successfully powers rocket over Snake River Canyon

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Professional stuntman Eddie Braun successfully jumped over the Snake River Canyon Friday afternoon in an ode to his boyhood idol, Evel ...

September 16, 2016 | | Nation


13-year-old with BB gun killed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A black boy. A white Ohio police officer. A pellet gun that looked like a real weapon. And a deadly shooting.

September 15, 2016 | | Nation


Senate candidate assembles gun blindfolded in TV ad

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri assembles an AR-15 assault rifle - blindfolded - then dares the incumbent Republican to do the ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation


Reflective Clinton returns to campaign trail after pneumonia

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Back on the campaign trail, a reflective Hillary Clinton said Thursday her three-day, doctor-mandated break gave her new perspective on why ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation


Spokesman: Trump now believes President Obama was born in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's campaign spokesman says the Republican presidential candidate now believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States, despite the ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation


Prosecutor explains suspended sentence for Iowa child sex assault

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) - A prosecutor in the case of an Iowa teen who was given a suspended 10-year prison sentence for molesting a 1-year-old girl ...

September 15, 2016 | | Nation


Trump stands up for backers as rally scuffle breaks out

BALTIMORE (AP) - Donald Trump stood up for his supporters Monday against Hillary Clinton's remark that half of his supporters belonged in "a basket of ...

September 12, 2016 | | Nation


Clinton feels good, says she didn’t pass out during stumble

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Monday that she's feeling better since falling ill at a 9/11 memorial ...

September 12, 2016 | | Nation


Homeless man dies as car crashes into tent

SEATTLE (AP) A car went off a freeway ramp in Seattle on Monday morning, killing a 19-year-old man inside a tent at small homeless encampment ...

September 12, 2016 | | Nation


Mosque where gunman worshipped set on fire

FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - The mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended was heavily damaged in an arson fire that Muslim leaders said was ...

September 12, 2016 | | Nation


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